It is time for enhancing the information system to be more accuracy and real time in nature, and improve the quality of service for the logistics and warehousing industry.
Modern logistics process becomes an advanced management tool and technology for well established company. By adopting logistics services, the company can reduce consumption of company’s resource and increase the profit for the company. Using logistic services becomes another way to improve the profit of a company, on the top of improve the labor productivity efficiency. With the development of the latest information technology, network technology and e-commerce technology, modern logistics digitization evolution has become the trend inevitably. The success of the evolution of modern logistics process is highly dependent on large amounts of data acquisition, analysis, processing, and real-time updating. In another way to look at it, is that, the competition among modern logistics business is actually the competition on the digitization on logistics business management. The degree of digitization in logistics business management becomes the core competition in the industry as a whole.
Barcode technology becomes one of the important enabling technologies in supporting the digitization in the logistics business. The application of barcode technology greatly improves the degree of automation in modernizing the logistics process. Widely usage of barcode technology globally is a most powerful tool in automatic tracking for logistics industry. The barcode technology has produced a simple, rapid way of gathering information in a highly accuracy manner, even under the situation with a large amount of data exchanging. Barcode technology is low in cost, and the equipment is easy and convenient to use.
From the process begin with production all the way to sales, the barcode technology acts like a link that linking up each stage in the process. It links up all activities in the whole product lifetime to a complete story.
Barcode technology play an important role in precise identification of items in the process, and it can perform fast-track a product’s whole life cycle. Barcode technology becomes the fundamental technology of the whole digitized logistic business model.
In general, the barcode identification system consists of barcode labels, barcode label printer, barcode scanner and system computer and other equipment. The barcode label is an index to a memory location in the computer where the information is stored. It can load the information from the system and automatically converted to computer compatible data format and input to computer. It realizes the automatic data acquisition and identification.
Regarding the industry of logistic business, courier services, and warehouse services, barcode technology is the key in restructuring the whole industry to digitization. Barcode printers and barcode scanner becomes an important cutting edge key tool in the process. They play an important role in printing and identifying information in a fast and accurately manner. It is the foundation of the entire operation of logistics information management.
Logistics and couriers company work with the software and hardware service provider to build the entire transportation network for logistics and couriers in handling the parcel and cargo in a timely manner. By using the barcode printer, the logistics and couriers company can easily print various types of barcode label, and that can represent the information of the sender or receiver of the parcel or cargo. At the same time, the barcode scanner can perform data acquisition of all kinds of information on the label to identify an item, and can be able to quickly and accurately collect information, and upload to the system server. Barcode technology facilitates the industry to operate in an orderly and accurate manner even under a situation where it is busy environment and a huge amount of data is exchanging real time.
In the entire process of storage and delivery management of parcel and cargo, the logistics and courier business require printing and reading barcode in every aspect of their process. Especially during transport, the use of barcode technology is extremely important. From the starting point in sender side to the end point in receiver side, there are data transaction in every each steps. And it is accompanied with the data recording and data acquisition, parcel and cargo receiving, data entry to computer system, unloading port of shipment, parcel and cargo sorting, loading point of shipment and delivery, there are a large amount of data created in the process. Under such situation, logistics personnel must comply with all process specification. They need to use barcode printers and barcode scanner in order to make data acquisition completed in an accurate, timely and interactive manner.